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Hard work has paid off for Chris Cooper, Site Safety Advisor at South Shields based Pentagon Assurance after successfully gaining his NEBOSH national general certificate qualification.

The certificate, seen as the gold standard in health & safety qualifications and recognised by the HSE, is aimed at professional health & safety advisors.

Originally working in the shipyard industry as a fabricator, Chris has had an extensive career progressing to  working in the offshore industry as a driller with the world’s major oil and drilling companies.  More recently he has worked on construction sites as a site supervisor from machine moving to waterwell drilling.

Having also recently gained his IOSH Managing Safely qualification the NEBOSH qualification strengthens the already vastly qualified team and shows continuing investment in the workforce.

On his success, Chris commented, “I’m delighted to have gained the NEBOSH qualification and appreciate Pentagon for investing in me, after many years of working in the health and safety sector it’s recognition of not only hard work but my experience within many industries.  Working at Pentagon, I’m lucky to work with businesses across the UK and I’m looking forward to continuing to put into practice my experience and enabling our clients and their workforce to be safer.”

Based in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, Pentagon Assurance provides risk management services across the fields of health and safety, quality and project management including accredited and bespoke training.

Barry Cooper, director at Pentagon Assurance, said: “We’re delighted that resulting from Chris’ hard work he has gained the NEBOSH qualification, after many years of working in a health and safety environment Chris’ vast experience has proved invaluable to our company.  The investment in our staff not only shows our continuing commitment to our workforce but to also provide a quality service to our ever-increasing customer base.  Myself and the Pentagon team are looking forward to 2020 and our further growth both locally and nationally.

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